There is group of activists in San Francisco who are calling out Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for his “complicity” in a boastful tweet that President Trump sent with respect to the size and capability of his nuclear launch button.
On Tuesday night, Resistance San Francisco projected the slogan “@jack is #complicit” and “Ban @realDonaldTrump” on the building of Twitter’s headquarters. The group has also planned a protest to follow the display.
Resistance SF has also created a Facebook event for the protest which accuses Jack Dorsey of “endangering the world” in direct violation of Twitter’s own rules by not suspending Trump’s account after he tauntingly tweeted to Kim Jong Un that his nuclear launch button is “much bigger” and “more powerful” than the North Korean Leader’s.
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2018
A Twitter spokesperson sent confirmation to The Hill that Trump’s tweet does not constitute a violation of Twitter’s terms of service since it is not a “specific threat.”
“You may not make specific threats of violence or wish for the serious physical harm, death, or disease of an individual or group of people,” Twitter’s policy reads.
Resistance San Francisco wrote in the Facebook event posting:
“Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square, has enabled @realDonaldTrump from his first dog whistles in the birther movement to his latest nuclear pissing contest. Twitter is endangering the world and breaking its own terms of service to do it. Trump or Jack must go.”
Twitter has been criticized in the past for “enabling” Trump. The President’s constant attacks against businesses and individuals on the social media platform have critics arguing that he has violated Twitter’s rules; but Dorsey maintains that Trump’s tweets are newsworthy and important to political transparency.
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